The Oakland Wine Festival honors Theodora R. Lee of
Theopolis Vineyards as Winemaker of Influence and
Impact along with Kent Rosenblum, Victoria Coleman
and Vanessa Robledo.
The Oakland Wine Festival honors Theodora R. Lee of Theopolis Vineyards as a Winemaker of Influence and Impact along with Kent Rosenblum, Victoria Coleman and Vanessa Robledo. In the wine world, Ms. Lee is known as Theopatra, Queen of the Vineyards. Wine Critic Robert Parker bestowed upon wine made from grapes harvested from Theopolis Vineyards, a stellar rating of 94-96 points, a spectacular showing for the vintner’s first harvest in 2006. Emboldened by the great fruit produced by the land, Ms. Lee, a bold and dynamic Texan, decided to bottle her own wines in 2014. In addition to bottling the richly intense and flavorful Petite Sirah, Theopolis Vineyards strikes a lighter note by bottling a Symphony, a white wine grape, which is a crossing of Muscat and Grenache Gris. Ms. Lee also bottles the unique Rosé of Petite Sirah and an Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. The Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition recently gave the 2012 Estate Grown Theopolis Vineyards Petite Sirah a stellar Gold Medal. Wines from Theopolis Vineyards including the 2013 Symphony and the 2014 Rose of Petite Sirah have won either silver and/or bronze medals at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the San Francisco International Wine Competition.